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UNDATED -- Authorities in Kay County say they've rescued almost 100 abandoned pit bulls.
The dogs were found on a farm outside Newkirk, near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line.
Most of the 96 dogs were chained to logs, while 10 were found locked in a barn with no food or water. One dog was dead.
Investigators say the pit bulls had to fight over a handful of food a day.
The owner told deputies he was breeding them to sell, but couldn't find customers.
Veterinarians will decide which dogs are too sick and need to be put down, and which can be adopted.
"The challenge is, being 96 dogs, plus being from a pit bull decent, no one wants to handle pit bulls," said Kay County Undersheriff Steve Kelley.
The owner has a history of animal abuse in Kansas. In fact, a judge said he was not allowed to own another pit bull in the state of Kansas.